Paul Pierce: "Duke could take on the Cleveland Cavaliers"

Paul Pierce:

Mike Krzyewski the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils gives instructions to his team against the Kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 6, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jeff Sherman, the vice president or risk management at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, set the Cavaliers as 22.5-point favorites over the Blue Devils in a potential interleague battle.

Duke's terrific freshmen trio of R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish combined for 75 points with Williamson's 27 leading the charge.

Check out some of the best plays from the Blue Devils' second game of the season.

Their next chance to show what they can do comes Sunday afternoon in the home opener against visiting Army at Cameron Indoor Stadium. During his daily media scrum, Kerr spoke glowingly about Duke freshman Zion Williamson before realizing his comments could get him in trouble. Duke rolled the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats 118-84 in a game that probably could have been even uglier than that. It wound up being another blowout, but there were plenty of teachable moments for Krzyzewski: Duke left far too many perimeter shooters open and too often settled for low-percentage shots — the 36 3-pointers attempted were its most since 2016.

BTW - if you didn't see the game last night (shame on you) we got Zion highlights below. told you they were ridiculous.

It's the best hypothetical question in sports: Could (insert dominant college team) beat (insert woeful professional team) if they played?

Bolden said: "We're only 1-0. Game by game for us".

Army, which was selected sixth in the Patriot League preseason poll, notched a 73-69 season-opening victory over visiting Marist on Tuesday night courtesy of Tommy Funk's tiebreaking 3-point basket with 3.8 seconds to play. "I credit our guys with staying with our game plan and our style".

At halftime, Duke only leads the Black Knights 50-42.

Army is Krzyzewski's alma mater.

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